EPICentre’s incubation program is a membership program for student and alumni startups, and industry partners. This program provides startups with support and resources to grow their ventures, such as:
Dedicated work space in an open and collaborative environment with high-speed wireless internet access and access to private meeting rooms
Mentoring and expertise in various subject matters
Workshops and seminars on various topics
Networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, industry experts, funding agencies, potential investors etc.
Opportunities for startup exposure
Student startups include current University of Windsor or St. Clair College students or recent graduates (up to seven years) of any post-secondary institution. To apply for the incubation program, student startups must demonstrate (preferably with a business model canvas) that:
their idea solves a real and significant problem
they have conducted some market validation for their idea
the business has potential to grow
the team has the expertise in the area where the venture focuses on
Industry partners who are interested in joining the program must demonstrate that they collaborate with the University of Windsor in one of the following capacities:
they will hire University of Windsor students as employees, interns or in co-op placements
they have or will have a research project with University of Windsor faculty members
Currently, EPICentre has two facilities available for incubator members. The EPIC Industrial Hub is dedicated to startups in sectors such as manufacturing or engineering who require industrial space for product development. EPIC Innovation is dedicated to startups in other sectors such as digital media or software development.
Click here for additional general admission guidelines.
Affiliate Membership Program
The Affiliate Membership is a program for startups who are interested in accessing EPICentre’s programs and services but do not require physical workspace. This program is open to startups owned by current University of Windsor or St. Clair college students, or recent graduates of any post-secondary institution (within 7 years). Affiliate members will have access to a hot desk at EPIC Innovation (up to 12 hours a month) and access to exclusive programs and mentors.